So, I’ve got good news and bad news. Which do you want to hear first?
Okay, I’ll spill the good news first. First of all, as most of you know, I work two part-time jobs at our local library. My first part-time job is with the Circulation Department, and I am a Library Page in that department. I get the book return in the morning, empty it out, record the newspapers, shelf-read, and just shelve books, mostly. Sometimes I’ll clean books too, especially if they’re sticky or gritty.
I go on my lunch break, and then after lunch I work my second part-time job, which is a Page-Tech for the Bookmobile Department. I check in books, file holds, pull holds for the next day, and shelve. Now don’t ask me why this is, but for some reason, Library Pages are like the very bottom job. We are not allowed to check in books, and we get no paid holidays, paid vacations, sick leave, etc. I love what I do, but I wish I was allowed to do more. (Page Techs ARE allowed to check books in, and depending what dept. you work for, you might get some paid days). So in the afternoon I can check in books since I’m a Page-Tech, but in the morning I can’t since I’m considered a Page. (It’s messed up, I know).
Anyway, last month I found out that my Circulation Supervisor, Stephanie, went to the library director, Bill, and told him I’d been doing so well at keeping everything organized that she thought I should get 5 paid personal days. Earlier this month, Bill presented that idea at the library board meeting, and they approved!! :D
Starting in 2015, I get 5 paid personal days, and I also get one paid personal day between now and the end of the year. Hooray!! Bill emailed all the staff to let them know, and I got so many congratulations. I was so humbled. I already know what day I’m going to use as my personal day this year: Dec. 26. The library will be closed Dec. 24-25, and I’ve got a family gathering on the 27th, so I think I’ll take the 26th off and have a nice, long week at home. :)
And now for the bad news. :( I have this friend named Keisha, (well, I have 2 friends named Keisha. One is really nice, and the other one is… she’s nice too, but I was sort of irritated with her this week). See, Keisha does not show her birthday on her profile, and on Friday I saw that people were wishing her a happy birthday. She had a photo album on Facebook titled her 21st birthday, and people were commenting on that. I wished her a happy birthday too, and she said (and I quote) “it was yesterday. Get it right, people”. (Her birthday had been Thursday and I wished her a happy birthday on Friday). I replied and said “sorry…happy belated birthday”. I was sort of miffed that Keisha responded the way she did. She could have just said thanks. I thought about telling her so, but I don’t want to start anything on her page either. Even when I told her “Happy Belated Birthday”, there was no “thank you”. She later had a status saying, “Ok seriously, people are still telling me happy birthday gee people it’s not today or even yesterday it was last Thursday get it right! It don’t really mean anything if you tell me late. — feeling irritated.” >:( One of her friends said that every day should be a celebration of life, and her dad also commented and said that at least people are thinking about her, even if it is late. Keisha replied and said “yeah, but it’s not the same”.
Well, excuse me. I didn’t realize your birthday was a national holiday and that we had to get it EXACTLY right. Were you never taught manners? I was on Keisha’s profile later, and one person wished her a happy belated birthday and she was okay with it. Then a few seconds later someone saw her rude status and told her to be nice. I took the plunge, “liked” that comment, and repeated, “Yes, please be nice. A simple thank you would suffice”. It sure felt good to get that off my chest, and I didn’t mean for that comment to rhyme, but was kinda glad it did. :) I later went back to look at her status, and all the comments are gone. I’m guessing Keisha probably deleted them. I think she also deleted the ones on her birthday photo album because those are gone as well.
I’m pretty sure Jesus doesn’t go around saying, “Hey, my birthday’s not on December 25th! Get it right, people. It’s just not the same when you don’t celebrate my birthday on the actual day”. Now I don’t know when Jesus’ actual date of birth is. Maybe it’s Dec. 25th, maybe it’s not. But the point I’m trying to make is that it shouldn’t matter about your date of birth; if someone is kind enough to wish you a happy birthday, you should thank them graciously, and not be a bratty, rude little prick about it. >:(
On another note, I could use some prayers. Most of you know my desire to get married and have a family of my own. Well, I also have a second desire, but I’d rather not say what it is on here. I’ll just call it “Desire X”. I guess just pray that if it’s God’s will, it would come to pass. Thank you.